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Jones in 1980 at Zandvoort
|Born||2 November 1946
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Formula One World Championship career|
|Active years||1975–1981, 1983, 1985–1986|
Hill, Surtees, Shadow, Williams, Arrows, Haas Lola
|Entries||117 (116 starts)|
|Career points||199 (206)|
|First entry||1975 Spanish Grand Prix|
|First win||1977 Austrian Grand Prix|
|Last win||1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix|
|Last entry||1986 Australian Grand Prix|
Alan Stanley Jones, MBE (born 2 November 1946 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian former Formula One driver. He was the first driver to win a Formula One World Championship with the Williams team, becoming the 1980 World Drivers' Champion and the second Australian to do so following triple World Champion Sir Jack Brabham. He competed in a total of 117 Grands Prix, winning 12 and achieving 24 podium finishes. In 1978 Jones won the Can-Am championship driving a Lola.
Jones is also the last Australian driver to win the Australian Grand Prix, winning the 1980 event at Calder Park Raceway, having lapped the field consisting mostly of Formula 5000 cars while he was driving his Formula One Championship winning Williams FW07B.
Jones separated from his wife Beverley in the late 1980s. In 1996 he began a relationship with Amanda Butler Davis and in 2001 their twins, Zara and Jack, were born.
Jones also has a daughter, Camilla, born in 1990.
Jones' adopted son Christian now races in various forms of motorsport.
His eldest daughter, Emma, has two daughters (born 2001 and 2004).
Jones was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1980 for "service to motor racing" and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1985.
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